STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said on Wednesday it would cut 2,200 positions in Sweden, mainly within R&D and Supply, as part of its latest cost cutting program.
Ericsson said in November it aimed to cut cut annual costs by around 9 billion Swedish crowns ($1.05 billion), with full effect in 2017. This program will entail restructuring charges of around 3-4 billion crowns during 2015-2017 in total.
Ericsson usually has charges of around 2 billion crowns per year. The firm employs around 115,000 people, of which around 17,000 in Sweden.
($1 = 8.5686 Swedish crowns)
(Reporting by Sven Nordenstam)